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05-20-03, 02:33 PM   #1  
power steering whoa

I have a 1996, Ford Explorer, 4WD, 210,000 km....recently my power steering resvoir started leaking, topped up yesterday, same groan at low speeds and turning today. I'm hoping its a minor fix like a hose, or is likely the compressor?

John

 
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05-21-03, 04:48 AM   #2  
You'll need to pinpoint the source of the leak to be sure, but the pump would be a prime candidate for replacement with that mileage. Be sure you have the proper tools before you start if you're going to d-i-y- it.

 
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05-21-03, 07:51 AM   #3  
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Power Steering

I agree with the Tow Guy I would take a hard look at the pump itself. Everytime I've ever had a power steering leak it's been the pump that was leaking. Result: Replacing the pump.

 
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05-21-03, 08:51 AM   #4  
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I agree.

 
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